C&D Technologies, Inc.
C&D Power Systems
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EPA Project Manager
Ms. Linda Matyskiela - 3LC30
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region III
1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19103-2029
Phone: (215) 814-3420
- The C&D Technologies facility continues to pump and treat water from monitoring wells onsite in cooperation with PADEP. Current groundwater monitoring results show lead levels below detection limits or below levels of concern for drinking water (15 ug/l). Sulfate levels in the groundwater collected from monitoring wells remain above the Secondary Maximum Contaminant Level (250 ug/l). The Secondary Maximum Contaminant Level is not a health-based level; it is indicative of taste and odor concerns. C&D will continue this pump and treat operation.
The C&D facility manufactures integrated reserve power systems (lead-acid batteries) for the telecommunications industry. The facility is located along PA Route 23, Upper Leacock Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, east of the town of Leola. The facility area is agricultural/residential/light industrial, mostly served by public water and sewer.
In 1982, the C&D facility released an estimated 6500 gallons of lead- and sulfate-contaminated wastewater into the ground. Contaminated soil and water in the immediate area were removed and disposed. In 1984, approximately 300-500 gallons of lead-contaminated acetic acid was discharged. In 1991, C&D removed about 70 tons of lead-contaminated soil in run off areas near storage tanks.
Sulfates are the main contaminants found in groundwater at the site. Lead is found at low levels in the groundwater, if detected at all. Sulfuric acid, lead oxide and sodium hydroxide are the primary hazardous materials used at the facility.
- Some of the site’s key documents of interest are accessible below:
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Human Exposure[PDF, 8 pages, 26 KB, About PDF]
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Groundwater Migration [PDF, 8 pages, 26 KB, About PDF]
- Documents and reports regarding this facility also can be reviewed in person at these locations:
U.S. EPA Region III
Land & Chemicals Division
1650 Arch Street-11th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Call for an appointment.
- Submit a FOIA Request
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